Re: [NTO] Win2k - Quickview?
I have been using Power Desk Pro for years. Can't get along
without it. I have never seen a bar across the bottom of the
screen nor any popups. Maybe you looked at another version.
I use v. 3.03a which I paid for. I summon the program from my
my Start menu and don't let it start up when I boot. PDP is much
superior to WIN98SE Explore for file manipulation. I especially
like the feature that permits me to treat compressed files like
all other files.
At 03:02 AM 9/3/01 -0500, you wrote:
>At 01:18 AM 9/3/01 -0500, Jody wrote:
> >I might buy that someday. I do not want the PowerDesk bar across
> >the bottom and the box (image) that popsup during shut down. If
> >there is not an option to get rid of the PowerDesk bar at the
> >bottom, I won't even consider buying it???
>I use PDPRo and I have no idea what you are talking about here :-)
>Never saw anything like it ...
- Hi Rick,
Thanks, I'll be getting it someday. I try to get as many popular
programs as I can so I can test with our software. I've known
about PowerDesk and had it installed for over a year now. One of
the main reasons I have not spent the measly $17.95 is because of
the nagware classified as freeware. I've been revolting I guess
you could say. FWIW, I have WinCommander installed to, and do
not use it because I don't particularly care for it even though
it is an excellent piece of software. ;) I think 2xPlorer R7 is
a nice freeware file manager. For me, PowerDesk is the best for
my preferences though.
I have a few computers setup and hope to get my 486dx80 running
again; all for testing purposes, well the wife and kids use the
one I am currently using since the fire got their 486dx80 (which
was my first PC). I'm slowly adding new stuff to my new machine,
but do not know if I will go on line with it till our new house
is built. (Yes, this 350AMD is a K6 3D processor.)
>>I guess that means that the gray (not black) bar across theThanks!
>>bottom like a status bar that says OnTrack and Power Desk is not
>>there in the Pro version - that is good to know. I'll probably
>>buy it for my new machine. This 350AMD is a bit slow to run it
>Nope - not on mine. I don't know about how it will run on an AMD
>350 (guessing a K6?) But, it runs pretty well on my overclocked
>Celeron 300a (oc'd to 450.) It's only $17.95 to download the full
>BTW, I use it as my FTP client as well.
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- Hi Harvey and Others,
Thanks for all the replies!
>I've used PowerDesk Pro for quite a while. The bar across theThanks!
>bottom turns into a status line (like many other programs) which
>you can turn on or off.
>The 'image' that flashes on shutdown is gone in PDPro. If youI keep my "Windows Explorer" (File Manager, etc.) open all the
>noticed, that image only flashes on the first PD-FREE shutdown in
>a Windows session, that is, after a new Win startup or reboot.
time so as far I am concerned, the box always pops up on shut
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- At 01:00 PM 9/3/01 -0500, Jody wrote:
>486dx80 (whichHey! That x80 was a sweet machine at that time - I built a 486dx100
>was my first PC). I'm slowly adding new stuff to my new machine,
>but do not know if I will go on line with it till our new house
>is built. (Yes, this 350AMD is a K6 3D processor.)
back in 1993(?) and kept it a looooooooooooong time since I swore it
was faster than the "new" (then) Pentium chips. :-)
What is your new machine, Jody?
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- Hi Rick,
>Hey! That x80 was a sweet machine at that time - I built a 486dx1001.1GHz AMD and an aBit motherboard, 256MB RAM, and 32MG geForce video
>back in 1993(?) and kept it a looooooooooooong time since I swore it
>was faster than the "new" (then) Pentium chips. :-)
>What is your new machine, Jody?
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- At 04:17 9/2/2001 -0400, Alec Burgess wrote:
>I like the PowerDesk viewer, too; but I'm only using the freebie version.Alec,
>Before I rush off to d/l FmView can you tell me what FmView offers that
IrfanView is nice, but I find that I use FmView far more often
for several reasons:
1. FmView provides right-click menu integration with
Explorer (and PowerDesk!).
2. FmView is very fast, and much smaller than IrfanView.
3. FmView handles all sorts of files, not just graphics;
text, DOC, ZIP, TAR, JAR, HLP, etc. Note that FmView
lets you look at archive files -- a tree view so you
can see what's in them -- but doesn't provide tools
for actually compressing or decompressing stuff. You
can look at files at various levels of detail, so,
for example, when looking at an executable, you can
see the icons in file, dump the strings, do a hex
dump, or show detailed properties -- more detailed
than Explorer's standard right-click Properties
sheet. Another cool example is that you can look at
the directory structure, compilation info, and a list
of all topics in HLP files.
4. FmView has a small but useful set of image processing
filters. IrfanView has more, but given the small size,
speed, and convenience of FmView, they're sufficient.
If I really need to do more image processing, I use
ThumbsPlus or Photoshop.
5. Integrated text editor in text modes; press Ctrl+E
when viewing any sort of text file puts you in edit
mode, complete with search and replace, cut and paste,
and other stuff. NoteTab is the far more robust text
editor, of course, but for quick and dirty stuff,
FmView's text editing feature is really handy.
6. Incremental string searches when in text mode display
for any kind of file; just start typing letters to
initiate the search.
That's all I have time for now. I suppose the bottom line is
that IrfanView is more a graphics viewer, whereas FmView is
a general graphics/text/binary viewer. IrfanView is very nice,
but I find myself using FmView far more often.
- At 01:18 9/3/2001 -0500, you wrote:
> >I like the PowerDesk viewer, too; but I'm only using the freebieThe PowerDesk bar is not an issue as far as I've seen; you can
>I might buy that someday. I do not want the PowerDesk bar across
>the bottom and the box (image) that popsup during shut down. If
>there is not an option to get rid of the PowerDesk bar at the
>bottom, I won't even consider buying it???
customize the interface pretty much however you want. The for-
real-money version also has a bunch of features that makes it
worthwhile, as far as I'm concerned:
1. Integrated file compression utilities
2. Lots more file viewers -- including PDF, and
a "live" collapsible/expandible tree view of
3. Integrated ftp client, which is handy for quick
4. Integrated "Dialog Helper" utility; binds to File
Open/Save dialogs and remembers what folders and
files you've visited.
5. Other stuff I can't remember right now because
I've been using the Pro version so long I don't
remember all that the free version doesn't include.
> >Before I rush off to d/l FmView can you tell me what FmViewLots. Please see my earlier message.
> >offers that Irfan doesn't?
>This is a nice little freeware image viewer; (I've been usingXnView is nice too. I think in order of preference, I use
>I_View for about 5 years I guess):
>http://www.xnview.com or http://perso.wanadoo.fr/pierre.g
FmView viewers and PowerDesk viewers the most (it pretty
much depends on my mood), then ThumbsPlus, then Irfanview.
I haven't reinstalled XnView since building my latest
machine. Probably not as much an indictment of XnView as
rather a data point showing my personal habits.
Regards to all,
- Hi Scott
> 1. Integrated file compression utilitiesNo need for it; it would take me longer than to just do it like I do with my files now - click a button on my Clipbar and be done with it.
> 2. Lots more file viewers -- including PDF, andI might use that.
> a "live" collapsible/expandible tree view of
> compressed files.
> 3. Integrated ftp client, which is handy for quickSame as number one. ;)
> 4. Integrated "Dialog Helper" utility; binds to FileThat might be handy.
> Open/Save dialogs and remembers what folders and
> files you've visited.
> 5. Other stuff I can't remember right now becauseI might like them as well. <bg>
> I've been using the Pro version so long I don't
> remember all that the free version doesn't include.
>FmViewI missed the link, and only need it if it is freeware. I_View
is really all I need since the only thing I use image viewers
for it to take a quick peek at an image. I use PSP otherwise.
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- I have seen countless numbers of posts in this group regarding PowerDesk a
fancy Explorer type program, and I went to see what all the fuss was about.
Its cool, but in response to Scott Fordin's post involving FmView, I thought
I might mention FM Edit 2001, man its a handy Explorer type program. You
can have split screens so you can see two instances at once, if not using
split screen you can click on any file, graphic/html/zip/text and
automatically view it on the right. If a zip file, it shows the contents,
you click on say a text file within the zip and you are reading it....its a
pretty handy application....
So my 2 cents worth... check it out...
- Hi Scott,
Thanks Scott. I looked around and found the link. Downloading
now and will let you all know which I like better (PD or FmView)
FWIW. I have some type of viewer, catalog thingie or something
on those lines from JACS (PSP) but never got around to installing
it. ;) nite...
>I use PowerDesk Pro (http://www.ontrack.com), which has a niceHappy Topics,
>preview pane, among myriad other features. For years I've also
>been using FmView by Dieter Prifling (http://www.wincorner.com).
>FmView is very small, very fast, and provides right-click
>previews for many, many file types. It's commonly one of the
>first things I install when I rebuild one of my computers.
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